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Annotated Checklist of Flutes by
Tebaldo Monzani, Monzani & Co., and Henry Hill

(in chronological order)

NMM 2491.  Flute by Tebaldo Monzani, London, ca. 1807-1812. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on foot: MONZANI / 3 OLD BOND · STR / & 100 · CHEAPSIDE / LONDON; on head: MONZANI / LONDON / (in a circle) 81; upper body: MONZANI / LONDON / 4; on lower body: MONZANI / LONDON. Number 81. Cocus, ivory ferrules. Graduated, ivory screw-cap. Patented key system, 1807. Seven silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Articulated keys: c'-sharp, c'. Lowest note c'. Total length, 670.7 mm. Sounding length, 597.0 mm. Ex coll.: Philip A. T. Bate, London. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.: Amy Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 48 (1995), p. 170.

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1993), pp. 135-137, 140-142, 144, 285, 289.


NMM 3784.  "Tenor" flute by Tebaldo Monzani, London, ca. 1808-1819. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on head: [Crown] / MONZANI / No [24] DOVER ST / LONDON / B; on upper body: [Crown] / MONZANI'S / PATENT / KEYS / B; on lower body and foot: [Crown] / MONZANI / B. Monzani used the letter "B" to designate his tenor flute, essentially a flauto d'amore that plays a major third lower than the ordinary concert flute. For further discussion see Kreitzer p. 148. No number. Stained boxwood, ivory ferrules. Graduated, ivory screw-cap. Patented key system, 1807. Five silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Lowest note d'. Total length, 761.5 mm. Sounding length, 676.8 mm. Ex coll.: Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, England. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.: Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1993), pp. 135, 140, 146-149.


NMM 2490.  Flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1812-1814. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co / 24 DOVER ST / LONDON; on head and lower body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co; on foot: PATENT / KEYS. Number 1043. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Patented key system, 1807. Patent of 1812 feature: lower body with integral foot. Seven silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Articulated keys: c'-sharp, c'. Lowest note c'. Total length (no head cap), 635.9 mm. Sounding length, 583.5 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.: Amy Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 48 (1995), p. 171.

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1993), pp. 135, 136, 140, 143-145, 281, 285, 290.


NMM 3110.  "Tenor" flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1816-1819. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: PATENT / [Crown] / MONZANI / No 24 DOVER ST / LONDON; on head: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co / B; on lower body and foot: PATENT / [Crown] / MONZANI. Monzani used the letter "B" to designate his tenor flute, essentially a flauto d'amore that plays a major third lower than the ordinary concert flute. For further discussion see Kreitzer thesis, p. 148. Number 1343. Cocus, silver ferrules. Graduated wood, ivory, and silver screw-cap. Patented 1807 key system. Patent of 1812 features: raised, wood embouchure-cusps. Five silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Lowest note d'. Hallmarks: [king's head] [lion passant] a TM / HH. Total length, 762.0 mm. Sounding length, ca. 680.5 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.: Amy Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 48 (1995), p. 171.

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1993), pp. 135, 140, 148-151, 285, 291.


NMM 11685.  Flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1820. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co / 28 REGENT STT / PICCADILLY / LONDON / PATENT; on lower body: [Crown] / MONZANI; on upper body: PATENT. Number 1 [5(?)] 82. Blackwood, silver ferrules. Hallmarks on only one ferrule: [kingís head] [lion passant] i TM / HH. Eight silver keys, each stamped with crown, in integral wood mounts. Donated in memory of Margaret "Peggy" Neuhaus (1934-1998) by Francis Neuhaus, Skokie, Illinois, 2006.


NMM 4447.  Flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1824-1833. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co / 28 REGENT STT / PICCADILLY / LONDON; on head, tuning slide barrel, and lower body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co; on foot: [Crown] / PATENT; on upper body: PATENT. Number 2387. Cocus, silver ferrules. Telescoping tuning slide and screw-cap (cap missing). Patented 1807 key system, with additional floating key heads. Patent of 1812 features: lower body with integral foot, cork-lapped tenons, and silver sockets. Eight silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', double B-flat, G-sharp, long F, short F, D-sharp. Articulated keys: c'-sharp, c'. Lowest note c'. Hallmarks: [king's head] [lion passant] i TM / HH. Total length, 669.3 mm (no head cap). Sounding length, 593.7 mm. Ex coll.: Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, England. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.

Lit.: Amy Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 48 (1995), p. 173.

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota: 1993), pp. 135-137, 140, 152-155, 287, 293.


NMM 2788.  Flute by Henry Hill, London, ca. 1830-1832. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: [Crown] / HILL · LATE MONZANI & Co / 28 REGENT STT / PICCADILLY / LONDON / PATENT; on head, tuning slide barrel, and lower body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co; on foot: [Crown] / PATENT. Number 3081. Cocus, silver ferrules. Telescoping tuning slide and screw-cap. Patented 1807 key system. Patent of 1812 features: lower body with integral foot, silver sockets, silver-tipped/cork-wrapped tenons. Seven silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Articulated keys: c'-sharp, c'. Lowest note c'. Hallmarks: r [lion passant] [king's head] [leopard's head] HH. Total length 709.6 mm. Sounding length, 639.3 mm. Original case. Ex coll.: Ellis Houghton, Blackpool, England. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.

Lit.: Amy Kreitzer, "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 48 (1995), p. 174.

Amy Shaw Kreitzer, Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900, M.M. thesis (University of South Dakota, 1993), pp. 134-136, 138, 140, 155-158, 288, 295.


NMM 11686.  Flute by Henry Hill, London, ca. 1834/1835. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: [Crown] / HILL · LATE MONZANI & Co /28 REGENT STT / PICCADILLY / LONDON / PATENT; on head, tuning slide barrel, and lower body: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co; on foot: [Crown] / PATENT / KEYS. Number 2515. Cocus, ivory ferrules. Telescoping tuning slide and screw-cap. Seven silver keys. Hallmarks: HH [kingís head] [lion passant] t [leopardís head]. Donated in memory of Margaret "Peggy" Neuhaus (1934-1998) by Francis Neuhaus, Skokie, Illinois, 2006.

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